What Are The Latest Home Decor Trends For 2018? What’s IN and What’s OUT?
Ready or not, 2018 is here. And when it comes to home decor, the New Year didn’t come quietly. Kitchen and home designers, among well-known brands, expect home decor to be bolder than the years before, with vivid tones and luxe velvet. Designs should be balanced with beautiful and simple accents. As per usual, stick with what you love, regardless of what’s in or out. But if your goal is to refresh your home, or you want to upgrade your kitchen space for 2018, here are the top trends!
OUT (But Still a Popular Home Decor Trend): All-White Kitchens
Why Most Home Decor Designers Now Say NO!
We said it this fall and we’ll say it again. All-white interiors are leaving the design floor. However, homeowners still have options when it comes to upgrading and modernizing their kitchen by accenting white space with a colorful cabinet refacing job – or even by adding a few custom cabinets in shades of gray or blue. Kitchens will continue to brighten up this year, swapping white for warm wood tones and new neutrals like cream, blue, and gray. Houzz and Pinterest are great places to start when it comes to trending kitchens and home decor trends.
OUT: White and Stainless Steel Sinks
Sinks will follow suit with darker and more daring designs. We’ve already seen it with farmhouse sinks – but watch out for stone styles this year!
OUT: Accent Wall Home Decor
So long, lone wall! According to HGTV’s Lauren Liess (an interior designer and the host of HGTV’s Best House on The Block), accent walls are ready to retire. She says this ’80s and ’90s based home decor needs to go. Instead, incorporate timeless textures such as millwork and wainscotting. These, say Houzz home decor designers, are trending. Statement ceilings are also on the horizon!
OUT: Literal Expressions
Have you gotten tired of signs or throw pillows boldly proclaiming, “Live Laugh Love” or “Family”? These signs – and those that use full quotations – may feel inspirational, but the concept has been vastly overdone in the past five years. Exceptions include vintage signs, repurposed art, and charts, which are coming back into style with a vengeance. In 2018, look for less literal home decor to make a statement.
OUT: Random Architectural Elements
Don’t get us wrong – we love barn doors, too! But these random architectural elements should match the general style of your home. Otherwise, they end up feeling out of place. For example, a barn door doesn’t mesh with a colonial-style home. And formal columns don’t quite meet the stylistic elements of a suburban dwelling. When these elements are applied in the wrong setting, they become dated.
IN: Jewel Tones
The fall and winter seasons of 2017 focused on comfortable, neutral, and dark colors. 2018 is scheduled to make a stylistically bold entrance with jewel tones. In fact, Pantone named Ultra Violet the color of the year. Sherwin-Williams chose Oceanside, a mix of deep, emerald green and sapphire. These shades are bold, bright, and invigorating – meant to motivate and inspire throughout the new year. Looking for less drama in your home? Choose calmer versions, like the versatile and feminine lilac which, according to an expert from Behr Paint, is the “new pink.”
You can love it. You can hate it. But brass is back and bigger than ever in 2018. Use brass to finish your cabinets or highlight your living room furniture.
IN: Floral Prints
Keep calm – we know that floral prints have been overdone in the spring season. But modern floral designs are exciting, contemporary, and bold. Rather than being overly feminine, new and organic textures can evoke elegance and class. We don’t suggest adorning your furniture in floral prints, but an accent chair or bloom-covered bedding is advised.
Artistic Kitchens & More is located in Marietta, Georgia and specializes in Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling. Tommy Mancino, our artist, has proudly designed local kitchens and bathrooms for over a decade. He understands the new home decor trends and he knows what’s important. Long-lasting, high-quality cabinetry is always a plus. You can always change the hardware or repaint your cabinets, but the original craftsmanship is key.